Single-family House, NSW Residence, Australia Residential Property, Architect

A House Vaucluse

New South Wales Residential Development – design by Bruce Stafford Architects

19 Feb 2014

Residence in Vaucluse

Design: Bruce Stafford Architects

Location: Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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This home is situated on a narrow site with waterfront at one short end and parkland along the long northerly side. The prime design generator was to frame the various view opportunities from the moment one arrived off the street, by creating a range of different spaces, all connected to a central vertical and horizontal circulation spine on the long axis of the site. This resulted in a series of courtyards and volumetric experiences until arriving at the edge of the infinity pool.


The courtyard and double volume living area allow other spaces to ‘borrow’ views by looking through them. The use of natural, textural finishes was core to the design brief as the clients wanted a warm, earthy aesthetic. Rich stone elements such as backlit Onyx and dry stacked quartz stone walls provide highlights in the material palette.


House in Vaucluse – Building Information

BSA Design Team: Bruce Stafford, Bevan Boss, Anna Antoniades, Michelle Zhou
Structural Engineer: Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners
Contractor: Innovative Building Services
Lighting Designer: Special Lights
Interior Designer: Shellee Gordoun
Landscape Consultant: Jane Grossberg

photos © Karl Beath

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